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Kim Kyung Hoon

The man who saves forgotten cats in Fukushima's nuclear zone

Mar 08 2021

FUKUSHIMA, Japan A decade ago, Sakae Kato stayed behind to rescue cats abandoned by neighbours who fled the radiation clouds belching from the nearby Fukushima nuclear plant. He won't leave. | Video

CORRECTED-WIDER IMAGE-The man who saves forgotten cats in Fukushima's nuclear zone

Mar 03 2021

FUKUSHIMA, Japan, March 4 A decade ago, Sakae Kato stayed behind to rescue cats abandoned by neighbours who fled the radiation clouds belching from the nearby Fukushima nuclear plant. He won't leave.

Meet Kyuta: the 10-year-old, 85-kilo sumo in training

Jan 19 2021

TOKYO, Jan 19 Among the young sumo wrestlers lifting weights in the ring, 10-year-old Kyuta Kumagai stands out. At 85 kilograms (187 lb), Kyuta is twice the size of the other children his age and is so dominant that he wrestles, and beats, boys five or six years older. | Video

As pandemic spurs a tidying-up frenzy, Japan's market for second-hand goods booms

Dec 14 2020

TOKYO When Japan announced a state of emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic this year, people were urged to declutter their homes to pass the time, with Tokyo's governor even roping in household-organising celebrity Marie Kondo in promotional videos. | Video

Solo sauna a hot favourite in Tokyo as coronavirus cases rise

Dec 10 2020

TOKYO The spread of the novel coronavirus may have slowed economies and closed many businesses worldwide, but it hasn't been a damper on a newly opened Tokyo sauna that caters to solo customers.

Japanese libraries hope UV machine gives visitors peace of mind

Dec 09 2020

TOKYO Libraries in Japan are hoping a machine that sterilizes books using ultraviolet light is giving visitors reassurance to take-out publications during the coronavirus pandemic. | Video

Japan Ink: Growing tribe proudly defies tattoo taboo, hopes for Olympian boost

Oct 27 2020

TOKYO Shodai Horiren got her first tattoo as a lark on a trip to Australia nearly three decades ago. Now, tattooed head to foot, even on her shaven scalp, she is one of Japan's most renowned traditional tattoo artists. | Video

By the pool or ferris wheel? Japanese theme park becomes new office for teleworkers

Oct 15 2020

TOKYO The coronavirus pandemic has turned one Japanese theme park into a new workplace for teleworkers, with a haunted house for the bargain. | Video

Black Lives Matter protesters march through Tokyo

Jun 14 2020

TOKYO Thousands of protesters in Tokyo took part in a Black Lives Matter march on Sunday, calling for an end to racial discrimination and police abuse after the killing of African American George Floyd in Minneapolis last month.

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